Horsepacking in Wyoming's Wind River Range - Alumni

Credit: Nicholette Hilbrich

Horsepacking in Wyoming's Wind River Range - Alumni

Wyoming's Wind River Mountains were explored largely on horseback, so here is your chance to experience the work and benefits of traveling in this time-honored way.

This adventure starts near Boulder, Wyoming at NOLS' Three Peaks Ranch where the school's horse courses and re-ration logistics are based. After an introduction to ranch life, horse handling and packing, you"ll ride into the Wind River Mountains with a train of pack animals for a few days of camping, fishing and riding. Activities focus on western horsemanship— including herd dynamics, tack, horse behavior, camp and feed selection as well as the art Leave No Trace camping with transportation livestock.

Days are full of learning, hard work, camaraderie and the rewards of riding in the wilderness.

Activity Rating*:

*Horses carry riders and the camp, but packing and caring for the horses and ourselves is hard work.



2020 Dates

Aug. 6 – Aug. 15, 2020

Tuition: $2,385
3 spaces remain Apply now

Aug. 27 – Sept. 5, 2020

Tuition: $2,385


All course information at a glance




10 days

Minimum Age

16 yrs.


August 27 - Trip Description, Logistics, and Gear List

August 6 - Trip Description, Logistics, and Gear List


Jackson, Wyoming

Fly in/out

Jackson, Wyoming (JAC)

Skills learned


Horsepacking Media


If you have questions about enrollment or including families/guests on a particular alumni trip, then contact:

NOLS Alumni Department

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